Mad rush for Ghana Cards as huge queues build up at GRA offices in Accra
There were long queues mounting at some Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) offices in Accra where people had gathered in a mad rush to register for the Ghana Card.
Some of the people who had gathered there told newstodaygh.com that they had been queuing there since 5am in the morning at the Madina Zongo branch, long before the NIA staff arrived to start work at 8pm.
This mad rush for the Ghana Card followed the decision by the Communications Ministry for mobile phone subscribers to re-register their SIM cards or loose them come March 31, 2021.
The directive was very emphatic about the Ghana Card being the only recognised identification to use for the exercise.
Other designated centres such as GRA offices at the Kaneshie First Light, Osu, Ringway Central, Achimota, the new office complex of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), and at the NIA headquarters at Shiashi where the registration exercises were being undertaken was going on smoothly.
The SIM registration exercise which began on Friday, October 1, 2021 this year is expected to end on March 31, 2022, a period of six months.
So far there has not been any major hitches reported during the process except for the long waiting in the mounting queues.
The registration process involves dialing *404# to provide some personal information, including your Ghana Card number to get it linked to your SIM card.
After that, you will have to visit your phone company or service provider with your Ghana Card to get your bio data captured.
Failure to do so will mean that by March 31, 2022 your SIM card(s) will be blocked permanently.
You can register up to ten (10) SIM cards across all the networks.